After hearing all the positive feedback from last week’s Customizing Zetta Themes & Appearances, we decided to demonstrate how users can also customize their GSelector experience. For this week’s RCS Live, we covered how to change the theme, define individual attributes and user specific appearances, as well as how to assign those appearances across multiple users and stations. Remember, RCS is all about customizing your RCS experience and we want to empower you to tailor GSelector to the way you work.
Starting with themes, users can now adjust multiple themes from Dark Mode, to Blue, Coffee and more. Users can change the themes by going to Tools | Global Settings | Appearances | Style. After that, we reviewed how users can adjust specific attributes from the Goals | Balance or Categories subtabs. Aside from the Define Appearance icon, users can simply edit an appearance by right clicking on the attribute value and select the color. No need to save since it’s a display setting. We encourage programmers to adjust their formatting because there’s always that attribute that requires a visual aid to trigger the user to make note of the transition. In regards to Categories, don’t forget about confirming what your Browse Format has saved – Category Group or Category. In order to assist multi-user environments, we encourage users to keep Category Groups and Categories in a 1:1 ratio to maintain the same or similar color, so that every user knows exactly what is displayed.
But what if your appearance is close to your desired result, but not exactly how you would like it displayed? In that case, why not define your own appearance definition. We’ll return to Tools | Global Settings | Appearances and now we have access to the Definitions subtab. This is where users can edit an existing appearance or create a new one. There are options to customize the Background Color, Foreground Color, Font and Horizontal Alignment. Moving to the Assignments For subtab, this is where we assign specific user appearances. Make a note of the overall font size icon, as well as options to Import or Export an appearance. We highly encourage users that once you get an appearance layout you love, export it so that you have a redundant copy of your desired appearance. You’ll notice that each assignment is outlined by the corresponding GSelector sections.
After you’ve assigned all the appearances definitions, we took a second to review one last configuration: Settings Persistence, found under Tools | Administration | File | Settings Persistence. This is a unique configuration window that allows administrators to define how their user appearances are shared. We have options for the Editor, Scheduler, and Browse Formats and Dynamic Statistics. Essentially, decide whether you want each section to be User specific, Station Specific or Global.
We’re back again next week for another RCS Live! You can find us on Facebook, Twitch, YouTube and Twitter Live. Don’t forget to check out the RCS Live Archive: www.rcsworks.com/rcs-live. RCS is also hiring! Media Monitors is looking for an Install Engineer. If you’re interested or know someone who is, check out the job details over at: https://www.rcsworks.com/company/careers-at-rcs. Finally, if you’re interested in becoming a Beta user, reach out to your local RCS contact. See you next week!